The Green Elephant Show
The Green Elephant Show
Sustainability News 30th September

The latest sustainability news, fun, facts and reviews from the Green Elephant for 30th September 2020.

Top stories:

01:05 – World leaders commit to Earth’s recovery
04:30 – Key Takeaways From Climate Week 2020
34:23 – Tesco sets 300% sales target for plant-based alternatives to meat
37:05 – Flooding leaves South Sudan facing threat of “catastrophic” hunger levels
39:20 – Amazon Jeff Bezos and Microsoft are betting big on this $10 trillion clean energy breakthrough to provide unlimited energy for the planet


07:02 – WildThings documentary film – A year on the frontline of environmental activism. Learn more

Company News:

09:35 – Evian Launches New Bottles Made from 100% Recycled Plastic
11:00 – Poland Spring Bottling Plant to Use Solar for 20% of Energy Needs
12:25 – ASOS launches first circular fashion collection
14:02 – Airbus reveals plans for zero-emission aircraft fuelled by hydrogen
15:28 – Proud Pour wines and cider benefit bees, oceans and coral reefs

Sustainable Technology News:

17:33 – Hydrogen-powered train makes UK maiden journey
19:10 – Food waste replaces plastic in freezer-to-oven packaging
20:30 – Dual flush toilets wasting billions of litres of water every week
22:20 – Swindon firm pioneers polystyrene recycling “breakthrough”

Environmental Sustainability News:

23:55 – NYC Metronome clock now displays deadline for irreversible global warming
25:26 – first ever International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Reduction.
27:39  – California votes to protect Joshua trees
29:20 – Anger as Brazil revokes mangrove protection regulations

Action Alley:

30:18 – Talk about sustainability, environmentalism and spread the word. Share this podcast with your friends.

Some Tips:
    • Talk about how you feel about issues with others
    • Help others learn and understand the issues
    • Try to understand other peoples positions before trying to change their minds
    • Find in-direct ways of having the conversation rather than confrontational
    • Share wherever you can

Fact or Fake?

42:17 – Gulf Oil spill themed

  1. Gulf of Mexico oil disasters pumped over 100 million gallons of crude oil into the ocean until it was capped after 2 months
  2. Attempts to plug the Mexico well head included heavy mud, rubber and golf balls
  3. Today, the Gulf of Mexico has recovered better than expected and the seafood is safe to eat
  4. The Gulf of Mexico has a natural population of oil degrading bacteria which helped with the recovery

And finally:

49:25 – Swearing parrots separated after telling folk where to go

Thanks for listening to this weeks sustainability news.

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